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Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana


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Mix of buildings on Decatur Street

Mix of buildings on Decatur Street

The first block of Decatur Street east of Canal has an interesting mix of buildings - the massive Custom House, a row of elegant older buildings (one of which is labeled POST OFFICE), with skyscrapers looming behind. The Marriott tower is 42 stories, the Sheraton 48, and One Shell Square 51.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Sieur de Bienville, founder of New Orleans

Sieur de Bienville, founder of New Orleans

Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans in 1717. He was ordered by his brother, explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, to establish a settlement to counter the British presence. The site he chose was the first piece of dry ground he encountered traveling up from the mouth of the river.

Decatur Street near Conti Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

This visitor center in the French Quarter of New Orleans is one of six sites of this widely scattered national park property.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Mule-drawn carriages in the French Quarter

Mule-drawn carriages in the French Quarter

Carriages drawn by mules offer a pleasant way to tour the French Quarter. The guides turn around to talk to their customers, the mules don't need much guidance - calm and smart, they know their way around.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

This national park property consists of this visitor center in the French Market, and a performance space in the Old U.S. Mint a few blocks away.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Statue of Joan of Arc in New Orleans

Statue of Joan of Arc in New Orleans

This monument, inscribed "Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans", and "A gift from the people of France to the citizens of New Orleans" stands alongside the French Market.

Decatur Street near St Philip Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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The French Market in New Orleans

The French Market in New Orleans

The French Market extends for six blocks between Decatur Street and the railroad tracks. It claims to be the oldest such market in the country, dating from 1791. It was largely rebuilt by the WPA in the 1930's.

Latrobe Park on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Inside New Orleans' French Market

Inside New Orleans' French Market

The roofed open air French Market, touristy but nevertheless interesting. There is a bit of everything here, from food to antiques to art.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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Corner of Barracks and Decatur Streets in the French Quarter

Corner of Barracks and Decatur Streets in the French Quarter

A typical block in the French Quarter, just a bit beyond the main tourist area.

Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 12, 2015
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